OK, let me put my inner Otto The Orange back in the closet with my diploma and get to the objective portion of this post:
Despite the grit displayed by both teams, and the resilience of Syarcuse, ultimately this outcome will be more beneficial to UConn. They will be driven by the sting of wanting a game so much and falling short. They will have two extra days to rest and get (relatively) healthy. They will most likely retain a well-earned #1 seed.
I was on the fence whether the Huskies were a Final Four team, but not any longer. The spirit that they showed in defeat will drive them possibly to yet another Championship. I know what you're thinking: Any idiot can pick Connecticut. Well, one just did.
Backtime readers (all 45 of them) generally have high IQ scores, so finish this sentence:
1999. 2004. Blank.
Looks like Coach Calhoun and company will be making more money for the University of Connecticut (a state-run public institution) again this March...and April.